HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO.36
(By Delegates Armstead, Shott, O’Neal, E. Nelson, Ellington, Miller, Howell and Hunt )
(By Request of the Attorney General)
[Introduced March 22, 2013; referred to the Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.]
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article VII thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty, relating to the eligibility of the Attorney General; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year 2014, which proposed amendment is that article VII thereof be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section twenty, to read as follows:
ARTICLE VII. Executive Department.
§20. Eligibility of Attorney General.
A person who has been elected or who has served as Attorney General during all or any part of two consecutive terms shall be ineligible for the Office of Attorney General during any part of the term immediately following the second of the two consecutive terms.
Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated as the “Attorney General Term Limit Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To amend the State Constitution to limit an Attorney General who serves all or any part of two consecutive terms from serving any part of the term immediately following the second of the two consecutive terms.”
NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to amend the state Constitution to limit any person serving as Attorney General to two consecutive terms, or a maximum of eight years.
This section is new; therefore, it has been entirely underscored.